Increase In Motorcycle Accidents When Gas Prices Rise

There are many different reasons for motorcycle accidents, and many different factors can come into play.

Recently, a study was released that indicates that as gas prices rose in recent years, the number of motorcyclist injuries and deaths did as well.

The findings are discussed in the December 16, 2014 Medline Plus article titled “When Gas Prices Go Up, So Do Motorcycle Accidents, Study Finds.”

An excerpt from the Medline Plus release:

In times of gas increases, more people start using motorcycles and many of those riders are inexperienced, the researchers explained.

They examined data gathered between 2002 and 2011 in California, which has the highest number of motorcycle registrations in the United States and the third highest number of motorcyclist deaths.

The analysis revealed a strong association between rising gas prices and an increasing number of motorcycle registrations, along with motorcyclist injuries and deaths. But it did not prove a cause-and-effect link.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the Medline Plus release mentioned above.


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